AZTEC RELIGION EMINEM, SLIM SHADY, AND MARSHALL MATHERS all, once said in a song,” There’s several different levels to Devil worship pin: horse’s heads, Human sacrifices, cannibalism; candles and exorcism Animal’s having sex with ’em; Camel’s mammals and rabbits But I don’t get into that, I kick the habit ” There are several different levels of Aztec religion. Two major priests and then there followers and then his followers and so on and so forth. Also there were two priestesses who were the head of the Aztec cults. In the era of the Aztec civilization 5, 000 priests had come and gone. Whenever I hear this song I cannot, not think about the Aztec culture. It’s the same just without horses heads and candles.
They provided this ritual for the son god. The most gruesome ritual was, when four priests would take the offering and hold both ankles, and all angles. While they held the person another priest would slice into the mans torso, break apart his ribs, and hold his still beating up like a trophy for all the crowd to see it. It was a way to show the god they were loyal. They then took both hands, and feet from the cold dead body, and sent it down the steps for the community to consume. During that part of the practice the remaining parts were throw into a vat of slit tongue snakes to feast on.
On an average 50 thousand main arteries (hearts) were given to the sun god. The priests also purchased babies for the same ritual. The special priests who did this wore hooded black robes that laid on there feet. The robes had skulls and bones used as belts and decorative statements, along with burnt powdered spiders and scorpions.
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There hair had the blood of past victims in it. When killing they would use a dagger. Other times they had a special stone called. It was a two-foot tall stone with a rounded edge. After it was over blood from the whole days festivities would trickle down the steps of the temple and into a large eagle bowl for the god to drink out of. Racks held the skulls, which had nearly 136 thousand craniums on it.
Thus the end of my paper I would have hoped to inform you and enlightened you on the Aztec religion.